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Frankfurt am Main travel guide

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You're Going to Love Frankfurt

Known for its futuristic skyline and historic center, Frankfurt, or Frankfurt-am-Main, to give it its full name, is a city where old and new coexist in harmony. It's also Germany's center of finance and transport and an artistic and cultural melting pot that's filled with memorable attractions.

Museums and galleries or shopping and nightclubs; the city appeals to all tastes. Dine in the finest restaurants or picnic in one of its beautiful parks. It's all about freedom of choice in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt also enjoys a great location on the banks of the River Main and it's the capital of the scenic Hesse state. This friendly, modern city is the ideal choice for that long summer vacation, Christmas shopping trip, or spring getaway that you've been promising yourself.

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When to Visit Frankfurt

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Frankfurt enjoys four distinct seasons, and each is an invitation to discover the city in a different light. Visit in summer for riverside attractions on the Main, or choose Christmas if you want to revel in the romantic atmosphere of the city's Christmas markets and illuminated landmarks. While summer is the peak time for tourists, spring and fall are popular; most of the city's attractions remain open all year round and you'll benefit from warm weather and fewer crowds.

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Where to Stay in Frankfurt

Try affordable hotels like the Ramada Frankfurt, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City, or Leonardo Royal Hotel for family vacations and trips with friends. For that special romantic getaway, take a look at the city's many luxury hotels, such as Villa Kennedy, Jumeirah Frankfurt, or Steigenberger Hotel Metropolitan.

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Shopping Streets

Goethestrasse, named after the famous writer, is one of the city's most exclusive shopping streets, and you'll find designer boutiques alongside art galleries and stylish cafes. Frankfurt also boasts Germany's longest pedestrian shopping street, the Zeil; the area includes department stores like Karstadt and Galeria Kaufhof and malls such as Zeilgalerie and MyZeil, which is noted for its spectacular glass roof tunnel feature and for having the biggest rock climbing installation in Europe.

Groceries and Other

There are lots of good supermarkets to choose from in Frankfurt. Local favorites like REWE and Scheck-in-Center carry a wide range of German and international products and you'll pay EUR1.01 for a quart of milk and EUR3.45 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Frankfurt

Try Frankfurt's famous bratwurst sausage at the Kleinmarkthalle food market, where even locals queue to buy lunch each day. For a truly international experience, visit IIMORI Patisserie on Braubachstrasse, where French dishes and pastries are served in an authentic German setting - "just like Grandma's living room" - by the Japanese owners. No trip to Frankfurt is complete without exploring the Fressgass, which can be translated as "munching alley". Its correct name is Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse, and it's filled with restaurants, food stores, and delis. You'll pay EUR29 for dinner for two in a pub or from EUR62 in a refined restaurant.